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On the heels of receiving his first ever Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance for his hit single, “Permission,” ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records recording artist Ro James announces his headlining XIX Tour. The 23-city tour will kick off on February 3, 2017, stopping in major cities across the US including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and more. On February 14th, James will perform a special Valentine’s Day show in Detroit with Joe, Chrisette and Vivan Greene. Tickets and VIP packages will be available for purchase at 10 am local time on Friday, December 16, 2016 at

After touring with Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on their King + Queen of Hearts World Tour this fall, the ‘XIX’ tour comes in support of James’ debut album, ELDORADO. The album features Ro’s sultry hit single, “Permission,” which held the #1 spot on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Songs chart for 9 weeks and is described by Complex as a “…lustily, respectfully intimate jam.” Solange’s Saint Heron declares, “[‘Permission’] captures the fervent tenacity of Ro’s voice, while still captivating listeners with its undemanding sex appeal to create a sound that is easily winsome.” The track was also included on Billboards “10 Best R&B Songs of 2016: Critic’s Picks.”

James also recently stopped by the NPR offices to deliver a powerful and soulful performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series. James performed his sultry “Permission,” his second single “Already Knew That” and “A.D.I.D.A.S,” from ELDORADO which NPR describes as “… a hazy ride that explores love, lust and other vices without the lovey-dovey clichés. The album always feels current, even as his slick wordplay and acoustic vibe could easily slide it into a ’70s or ’90s hit list.” Last month, James delivered an upbeat and exciting performance of “Already Knew That and “Permission” on the 2016 Soul Train Awards, where he also received a nomination for Best New Artist. Ro James is also nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist.

“XIX” Headlining Tour Dates:

February 3rd           Portland, OR                       Star Theater

February 4th        Seattle, WA                        Columbia City Theater

February 6th        Oakland, CA                        The New Parish

February 7th        Sacramento, CA                 Harlow’s

February 9th        Santa Ana, CA                     The Constellation Room @ The Observatory

February 13th      Los Angeles, CA                  The Roxy

February 14th      Detroit, MI                          Fox Theatre w/ Joe, Chrisette and Vivian Greene

February 15th      Houston, TX                        Studio @ Warehouse Live

February 16th      Dallas, TX                             South Side Music Hall

February 19th      Nashville, TN                       Basement East

February 22nd     Baton Rouge, LA                 The Varsity Theatre

February 23rd      Birmingham, AL                  Workplay Theatre

February 24th      Atlanta, GA                          Vinyl

February 25th      Raleigh, NC                          The Pour House Music Hall

February 26th      Philadelphia, PA                 The Foundry

February 28th      New York, NY                      Highline Ballroom

March 2nd            Washington, D.C.               The Howard Theatre

March 3rd            Baltimore, MD                     Soundstage

March 5th            Cambridge, MA                    The Middle East

March 7th            Toronto, ON                         Mod Club Theatre

March 8th            Cleveland, OH                      The Cambridge Room @ HOB

March 9th             Chicago, IL                                The Promontory

March 10th          Kansas City, MO                  Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah’s Casino

March 11th           Memphis, TN                          1884 Lounge

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